Painter's?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by bete, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    Anyone have a good guess on how much paint would be required to paint the top/half of Velorex body? I can order a 1/2 pint or pint. Thanks. bete
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  2. Tarka

    Tarka Strangely strange. Oddly normal.

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    Painter's what?

    :D
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  3. RetiredandRiding

    RetiredandRiding Retired to Ride

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    Buy the pint so you're sure to have enough. I fill a small baby food jar with every paint I have (mostly interior wall paints) and keep them labeled by project in a small tool box with a couple different-sized touch-up brushes. Then, when I have a scratch or blemish, I don't have to pull out the can, stir it up, etc. Most touch-ups take 5 minutes or less this way.
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  4. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    Thanks guys, I know little of painting. Just going to buy the color matching paint for the pro.
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  5. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad World's Foremost Authority

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    I would let the pro buy the paint.
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  6. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    I second this. I use a pro painter, and I simply deliver to him the parts to paint, a sample of the color I want, tell him what I'm gonna use it for, and let him do it. Finding paint flexible enough for sidecar use is key.
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  7. Sidecarjohn

    Sidecarjohn SidecarJohn

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  8. warkshop

    warkshop uncbob

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    I painted bikes for 40 years,,,,,i supplied the paint and did all prep. It was part of my job. I suggest it is wise to hire a bike painter.
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  9. warkshop

    warkshop uncbob

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    I should never post later in the day when i am grumpy. Any decent auto painter should be able to do a good job on a sidecar tub. They may very well not know of the sources for bike paint. If i knew what bike the match was to be i could suggest a company. If the color is a pastel (no metallic or pearl) then your local auto paint shop could likely custom mix a good match using a computer assisted thingy with a magic eye that 'reads' the color. If the guy you have chosen is used to using a certain brand of paint then having
    the local supplier match it means he will be using what he likes,,,a plus.
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  10. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    Thanks, I was going to order from Color_Rite they have factory matching colors, or so they say.
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  11. warkshop

    warkshop uncbob

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    Color Rite is generally good for Japanese stuff.
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